Planeta, Extra Virgin Olive Oil 50cl

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Planeta, Extra Virgin Olive Oil 50cl

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Tasting Note

Has a wonderfully vibrant, leafy green hue and a delicious bouquet of fresh herbs, citrus fruit, artichokes and tomatoes. The palate is concentrated and full, generously offering the citrus and tomato promised on the nose. Although full in the mouth, the oil retains an elegance and balance that makes others taste clumsy in comparison.

Product Information

  • Olive Oil

  • Planeta

  • Italy

  • Sicily

  • 2018

  • Drink now

  • 50cl

  • Screwcap

  • 0%

  • Organically Produced

Winemaking

The new Planeta olive-press for the production of Extra Virgin Olive Oil was built in 2003 among the family-owned olive groves which face the sea at Caparrina estate, near Menfi. The surface area of the olive groves is 75 hectares (35 already in full production and the other 40 will begin to produce their first olives next year). The varieties grown are Cerasuola, Biancolilla and Nocellara. The latter, which represents 60% of the total, is by far one of the most interesting of the island. The Nocellara olives are large in size and the oil they produce has a very typical and recognisable organoleptic characteristic. Cerasuola and Biancolilla complete and refine the characteristics of the main variety. The olives are harvested by hand while still green, about fifteen days ahead of the normal harvest, which reduces yield but favours the organoleptic characteristics of the oil. They are then cold-pressed in the modern plant in the centre of the olive grove, thus almost eliminating the pause between harvest and production in order to enhance the characteristics of the olives and the oil. The olive press, imported from Tuscany, has a capacity of about 5 quintals of olives per hour. The pressing has two stages; the olives are first washed very gently with water and separated from any leaves, then they are crushed and reduced to a paste by a hammer-operated press and kneaded in machines which allow the homogenization of the paste at cool temperatures. The next and final stage of the operation is when the paste is left to settle and the oil is separated into its most pure form from the olive-residue. The oil is now ready, but unlike many other oils, Planeta’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil is not centrifuged before bottling, retaining all of the natural aromatic and flavour compounds so painstakingly grown in the olive throughout the year.

Food Recommendation

Spagetti with courgette and mint, octopus salad, aubergines with tomato and parmesan, stuffed peppers or drizzled over any salad.

Customer Reviews

  • Wonderful for dipping, dressing and added flavour to dishes.

    I first tasted this olive oil at restaurant and tracked it down on GWW. Totally agree with the description given, it certainly is ‘green’ bursting with flavour but with a smooth balance. Wonderful for dipping, dressing and added flavour to dishes. It served as a well recieved Christmas gift to a number of friends. Great service and delivery from GWW too.

    • 11111 Quality
    • 11111 Value for money

    Review by Claire (Posted on 18/01/2019)

  • E V Oil that has it all

    This has a richness in flavour and colour and I agree with GWW description as also having elegance and balance.

    • 11111 Quality
    • 11111 Value for money

    Review by Wendy (Posted on 09/11/2018)

  • By far the best olive oil I have ever tasted

    By far the best olive oil I have ever tasted

    • 11111 Quality
    • 11111 Value for money

    Review by Joanna Mills (Posted on 09/05/2018)

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Special Delivery Options

We offer alternative delivery options that are not available through our website, however these can be arranged by calling us on 01225 322810.

  • UK mainland next day by 9am timed parcel delivery: £10.00 per order
  • UK mainland by 12 noon Saturday timed parcel delivery: £10.00 per order
  • UK mainland delivery to a bonded warehouse: £25.00 per order
  • UK mainland PM timed parcel delivery: £10.00 per order

Click & Collect

Our free in-store collection service is available on via our website, or can be arranged by calling us on 01225 322810. Orders will be available for collection from the Great Western Wine Shop, Unit 3-4, Wells Road, Bath, BA2 3AP only. Please be aware handling time can be up to 48 hours (business hours) from point of ordering. You will be notified by the Customer Service team when your order is ready for collection. When collecting your order, please ensure you bring a valid photo ID, card used for payment along with a copy of your order. This can be a printed copy or you can show a copy of the email confirmation on your phone or tablet. If you are unable to collect your order within 30 days of purchase, your order will be cancelled and payment refunded.

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